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Last week, Dutton published Claire Kells’ much buzzed-about debut novel, Girl Underwater. Kell’s celebrated the launch of her book with a party, hosted by actress Casey Wilson, star of NBC’s Marry Me and the blockbuster movie, Gone Girl. Also in attendance was Wilson’s Happy Endings co-star Adam Pally, and Kulap Vilaysack from Who Charted Podcast.  

Casey Wilson and Adam PallyGirl Underwater is a gripping romance/adventure story, all told through the eyes of a memorable heroine after surviving a major airline disaster. The novel has received great reviews across the board, including a starred Library Journal review and praise from author Jodi Picoult, who calls it “a compelling coming-of-age love story” and encourages readers to “dive in!”

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New American Library launched actor Jon Cryer’s first book So That Happened: A Memoir   this week with an incredible lineup of national publicity.  Pre-publication media began with an excerpt in the Hollywood Reporter on March 18, followed by a profile onCBS Sunday Morning that aired March 29 and an interview on Weekend Edition Saturday that ran April 4. Cryer kicked off publication week in New York City with interviews on Good Morning America,Entertainment Tonight, Live With Kelly & Michael , Late Night with Seth Meyers, Watch What Happens Live! He played a hilarious game of charades with Michael Douglas and Kat Dennings on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! He also exposed his “inner geek” during an interview on the Marvel.com podcast and visited Sirius XM where he was interviewed in front of a live audience for Sirius XM Unmasked. The Associated Press, Vulture, GQ.com, MensHealth.com, and Playboy.com all ran interviews with Cryer. Esquire.com offered up “10 Crazy Things We Learned From Jon Cryer’s New Memoir.”  Still to come:  appearances on The Talk, The Meredith Vieira Show, E! News, The Soup, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and an interview on the Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick. Events included an onstage interview with Variety editor Ramin Setoodeh at New York’s 92ndStreet Y and two upcoming Southern California appearances at Barnes & Noble/Santa Monica and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
Putnam author Philip Kerr discussed his acclaimed new Bernie Gunther mystery The Lady From Zagreb at his launch event at Mysterious Books in New York City on Tuesday (4/7).  Kerr spoke to a room packed with fans while surrounded by a display of the new novel. He then appeared on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC on Thursday (4/9) for a live conversation about the book’s historical basis.  After New York, Kerr rolls on to Philadelphia, Boston, Washington D.C., Houston, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Scottsdale and Phoenix, before returning to London.
John Green will close out Day 1 of BookCon with a Paper Towns panel on Saturday, May 30 at 6pm. The event will include exclusive footage from the Paper Towns movie, with additional details to be announced. Entertainment Weekly broke the news exclusively  Thursday morning. This Sunday (4/12), Green will hit the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards for a pre-show interview with Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne to include a first look at Paper Towns. Green will sit down for interviews with The Insider, The Grace Helbig Show, Seventeen, and Teen Voguenext week.
At last night’s National Book Critic’s Circle Awards ceremony at the New School in New York, Phil Klay received the NBCC’s John Leonard Prize for outstanding first book in any genre for his New York Times-bestselling, National Book Award-winning debut story collection Redeployment (Penguin Press/Penguin).  Named to honor the memory of founding NBCC member John Leonard, the prize is uniquely decided by a direct vote of the organization’s nearly 700 members nationwide, whereas the traditional awards are nominated and chosen by the elected 24-member board of directors.
The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu  sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Full of irresistible characters and intriguing locales, Meet Me in Atlantis, which goes on sale from Dutton on March 10, is also a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.  Adams launches his book tour at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn next Tuesday at 7:00 pm before visiting Portland, Seattle, the Bay Area, the Tucson Book Festival, and Chicago. In addition to a 27-city radio satellite tour, Adams will also appear on NPR’s The Takeaway, NPR’s On Point, and the late-night radio show Coast to Coast. Adams has written a travel feature for the New York Times that will run on March 22. Other coverage includes Slate, Boing Boing, Outside, Men’s Journal, the New York Post and an interview with National Geographic’s online book page.
This week, New York Times bestselling authors Patricia Briggs and Anne Bishop hit the road to promote their new novels: Briggs’ Dead Heat (Ace) and Bishop’s Vision In Silver (Roc). This is the first time the popular urban fantasy authors have toured together, and early reports have shown that readers are thrilled. More than 100 fans turned out for events in both Seattle, WA and Beaverton, OR! Dead Heat is the fourth novel in Briggs’ Alpha and Omega series, a spinoff of her #1 New York Times bestselling Mercy Thompson series. Vision In Silver is the third book in Anne Bishop’s acclaimed Others series, which is quickly becoming a favorite of fantasy and romance readers. Both books were named RT Book Reviews Top Picks for March and have received excellent coverage on popular websites such as USA Today’s Happy Ever After and Heroes and Heartbreakers. Briggs and Bishop will meet with enthusiastic fans in San Diego, St. Louis, and Houston over the next few days.
To celebrate Penguin Books’ upcoming paperback original, Love By The Book by Melissa Pimentel, some of the ladies from the Penguin Books team followed the online book club kit for their own pre-pub book club night!The Penguin Books Twitter feed live-tweeted the party using the hashtag #LBTBbookclub. Following the kit’s suggestions, Blind Dates and “Men Are The Devil”-ed Eggs were served as appetizers along with cocktails like Relationship on the Rocks and First Date Courage while book clubbers discussed LOVE BY THE BOOK and played Break-Up Bingo. It was a fantastic evening! Cosmopolitan included Love By The Book in its February issue, on stands now, kicking off publicity before author Melissa Pimentel arrives stateside for her 5-city tour.  On February 9, she will appear at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn for a “Dating is the Worst” book launch and evening of storytelling.
This week Dutton published Lost & Found by Brooke Davis, a book that swept Australia just last summer, immediately landing on bestseller lists and in the hearts of indie bookstores Down Under. After selling into over 25 countries, Lost & Found had a simultaneous release in the US, Canada and the UK, with much early buzz in all three. This irresistible debut novel is about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking Lost & Found was featured in All You, Woman’s Day, Kirkus Reviews, and Writer’s Digest, with reviews still to come from The Associated Press and the Miami Herald.   Additionally, Dutton has partnered with two local Australian coffee shops, Bluestone Lane and Café Grumpy, in conjunction with Lost & Found. Starting on Australian Day, January 26, anyone who visits one of Bluestone Lane’s three locations will receive a free “flat white” coffee for showing their copy of the book!  Anyone visiting Café Grumpy will receive $2 off any coffee purchase for having the book, as well. If that doesn’t call for a g’day, mate, then nothing can. Start Reading an excerpt from Lost & Found!
Neil Young, internationally acclaimed musician, New York Times-bestselling author, passionate car enthusiast and devoted environmental activist, launched his new Blue Rider Press book, Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars, on Tuesday with an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, which sparked a tremendous wave of online chatter and coverage, including Andy Greene’s “12 Things We Learned from Howard Stern’s Interview with Neil Young” on Rolling Stone.com.  Beginning at noon, Young made a rare bookstore appearance, signing copies of Special Deluxe at Barnes & Noble on Fifth Ave. for scores of fans who lined up inside the packed store.  Later in the day, Young was a guest on The Colbert Report, talking and also performing one of his new songs, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?,” with Stephen Colbert as “Neil Young and Crazy Host.” Upcoming media includes a Wall Street Journal “Weekend Confidential” interview as well as reviews in the WSJ, New York Times andSan Francisco Chronicle.

Neil Young Party with ExecsAn exhibit of Young’s original watercolor vintage car paintings featured throughout Special Deluxe was installed this week at the James Goodman Gallery in New York City.  Pictured at a Monday night reception at the Goodman: (left to right) Caroline Riordan, Director, Digital and Online Business Development, Penguin Random House; David Rosenthal, President & Publisher, Blue Rider Press; Linda Cowen, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Penguin Publishing Group; Neil Young; and Jacqueline Updike, President, Sales, Penguin Random House. CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose and Ric Ocasek, founding member of The Cars and a Blue Rider Press author, were also among the guests. For insights into Young’s painting style and car illustrations, read the informative feature on Wired.com.

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